Ortviken paper mill enters discussions on temporary layoffs

  • Press release

The corona pandemic has lead to significant short-term uncertainties for the publication paper market. This may lead the Ortviken Publication Paper mill to temporarily halt production. As a result Ortviken has entered discussions with the trade unions regarding temporary layoffs.

The corona pandemic has lead to short-term uncertainty regarding publication paper demand, which may lead to market-related production stops at the Ortviken mill during the spring and summer.

SCA has entered discussions with the trade unions on potential temporary layoffs of employees if required in the event of market related temporary production stops. This could be in the form of stops for short periods during spring and summer.

There are 650 employees working at Ortviken paper mill. Ortviken produces coated and uncoated paper for magazines, catalogues and commercial print.  The production capacity is 775,000 tonnes per annum.

For further information, please contact:
Björn Lyngfelt, SVP Communications, tel +46 70 626 82 23

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe’s largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 
2019 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 19.6 bn (EUR 1.9 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. For more information, visit www.sca.com